Dub Museum is the latest release by Toronto electronic music scene veteran Heiki.
The six song album is his fourth full-length under his own name, following his Sauna Porch
Recordings Co. album and the collaborative The North Shore record with ambient duo,
The Dub Museum is a private collection of sounds and memories of sounds.
Archival documents of past moments, filtered through experience and reworked
for the present and the future.
Released in limited 150 copies cassette format, packaged in a special,
recycled chipboard box with four art card inserts, Dub Museum also sees release
as a limited 150 copy compact disc and as a digital download. Three videos were
created for the album, aesthetically tied to the album concept of exploring the
old to create the new.
Heiki blends ambient textures, dub baselines and acid tweakery to form a
large and occasionally vague soundscape. Heavily manipulated voice snippets,
lifted in part from Estonian children’s folk story records from the early 70’s,
float in and out of the cavernous mix. Most of the tracks hover around the nine
to ten minute length, allowing for the music to include slow dramatic build ups
and extended ambient breakdowns.
The Dub Museum album saw official release during the Tallinn Music Week in Estonia,
where Heiki performed the album at several showcase events, to enthusiastic crowds.
Written and produced by Heiki Sillaste.
Recorded at Wright Sounds, Toronto and
Sauna Porch Recordings Co., North Keppel.
Additional engineering by Kris Helstrom and Scott M2.
Artwork and design by Heiki.
Many thanks to Shawn Wilson for photography
and the Screen Door (Acid Dub) video.
Listen to Dub Museum
1 Dub Museum 9:50
2 Archives 9:07
3 Screen Door (Acid Dub) 6:56
4 Future System Dub 9:33
5 Sauna Dub (Extended) 10:30
6 Dub Museum (Ambient) 10:01